Cox Digital Telephone to be Available in all Cox Markets by End of Year
ATLANTA – July 13, 2006 – Cox Communications Inc., the largest cable telephone service provider in the nation, officially announced its launch of Cox Digital Telephone in Cleveland, Ohio. With additional launches scheduled later this year in Santa Barbara and Palos Verdes, Calif., Northwest Arkansas and Sun Valley, Idaho, Cox Digital Telephone will be available in all Cox markets by the end of year and will continue to add telephone service in the communities it serves in early 2007.
Cox's telephone penetration today is the highest among all cable operators. Cox's telephone penetration is 33 percent of total cable customers and 24 percent of all homes passed by Cox's network.
“With nearly 10 years of telephone experience, Cox has proven that cable providers can be successful as telephone providers,” said David Pugliese, vice president of product management for Cox Communications. “We look forward to furthering our tradition of bringing a telecommunications alternative to the marketplace and delivering the savings, convenience and high-quality experience of Cox Digital Telephone,” said Pugliese.
For nearly a decade, Cox has been providing the convenience of a “triple play” bundle of services. Today, more than 1.8 million residential customers and 150,000 businesses enjoy Cox Digital Telephone. Cox Digital Telephone is a lifeline service which fulfills on the company's commitment to providing quality and reliable telephone service. Cox does not transport phone calls through the public Internet. Rather, in some markets, Cox uses Voice over Internet Protocol technology to transport phone calls over a private, managed IP-based data network. With this architecture, a broadband connection is not required for Cox's telephone service.
Through its joint venture with Sprint Nextel Corp. and other cable companies, Cox will pilot wireless telephone service in two markets this year, and launch the service in additional markets in 2007. The introduction of wireless service from Cox will bring the advantage of mobility to its existing bundle of services.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications, a Fortune 500 company, is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 5.9 million total residential and commercial customers. Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business Services is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long-distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com, www.coxbusiness.com, and www.coxmedia.com